Myths and Realties

When Not to Respond

Designing Writing Assignments

Commenting: Margins and End

Commenting on Drafts


Helping Students Learn Editing

Helping Students Learn to Fix Errors

Overview of Rhetorical Context

Discipline Specific Resources

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The Writing Triangle

These three elements are the most obvious parts of any writing situation, and when a writer communicates about a topic to a reader, the writer creates a message. You may have seen these elements in this relationship expressed as a communication triangle.

Communication Triangle

But the picture needs to be much more complex with an overlay of additional elements. We also need to indicate how these elements interact with a larger context.